Dr. Samuel Schutz
- Evangelism and Church Planting Professor Emeritus
First Year at Gordon-Conwell:
- B.A. (California State University at Long Beach)
- Ph.D. (University of California at Los Angeles)
- M.Div. (Andover Newton Theological School)
- Postdoctoral studies at Gordon-Conwell, North Park & Fuller Theological Seminary
Church Planting, Evangelism
Church Planting and Multiplication
Dr. Schutz came to Gordon-Conwell from Bethel Seminary, where he worked as a professor and Associate Dean and later as Acting Executive Vice President and Academic Dean. He brings to his post at Gordon-Conwell much experience in teaching, administration, psychology, consultation and writing.
Dr. Schutz was a practicing psychologist prior to entering pastoral and teaching ministry. He founded and currently works as a clinical psychologist at A New Beginning Counseling Center in Tewksbury, MA. His doctoral studies were funded by a research grant from the U.S. Office of Education to design instructional models for disadvantaged preschool children in the Watts area of Los Angeles. He taught psychology at Westmont College and later chaired the psychology department at Gordon College. While there, he obtained a research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to understand and facilitate concentration during study. He later took an internship with the mental health department of the Lynn Public Schools in Massachusetts. Dr. Schutz also holds membership and certification in numerous professional organizations and is a professional mediator.
Published in various secular and Christian journals, Dr. Schutz was a contributing editor to the Journal of Psychology and Theology for six years. He has worked as a consultant, both within and outside the church, in organizations ranging from denominations and individual churches to educational institutions and governmental agencies.
Dr. Schutz has pastored and planted a variety of churches, primarily in the Midwest. For three years, he was a home missions pastor for planting new churches for the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. While serving in this capacity, he planted five churches. He was recently ordained a priest in the New England Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America.
Dr. Schutz’s scholarly interests include evangelism, discipleship, church planting and growth, and pastoral care and counseling.
He enjoys mountain climbing, cooking, gardening and deep sea fishing.